First London Marathon 1981 movie along Jamaica Rd SE16 oppo' Southwark Park
Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:39 am
London Marathon 1981 RARE H0ME MOVIE Rotherhithe, Bermondsey SE16 area
This 8mm cine film movie was taken by MrFabchild during the first London Marathon in 1981 along Jamaica Rd SE16 opposite Southwark Park.
American Dick Beardsley, 24, and Norwegian Inge Simonsen, 25, won the race crossing through the tape hand in hand after two hours, 11 minutes and 48 seconds.
Briton Joyce Smith was the first female to cross the finishing line, in 2 hours, 29 min’s, and 56 seconds.
About seven hours after the start Marie Dominque de Groot, 30, from Paris and David Gaiman, 47, from East Grinstead ran past the finish line holding hands as the final contestants across the line.